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asked June 20th 2012

Best Method for Hair on Sugarpaste Models??

Hi,

Can I have some advice on the best method to make hair on sugarpaste models, I have tried my garlic press but it is taking too much effort and not much coming out, any other suggestions please xx

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Hi,

Can I have some advice on the best method to make hair on sugarpaste models, I have tried my garlic press but it is taking too much effort and not much coming out, any other suggestions please xx

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You could also try a sugar extruder, or just make very thin paste sausages and stick them to the head of the model you’re working on. Work from the back of the head gradually coming forward. I very often use the veining tool to meld the individual strands together to get a hair effect and for styling.

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I have a red and black sugarcraft extruder. Mix your paste with Trex and it just slides out. If making curly hair just wrap the strands around a cocktail stick for a few minutes and stick on with water

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I also like doing it the same way as madewithlove, using the thin tapered sausage shapes, looks very effective, but like everything else…practice makes perfect 🙂

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Hi, a potato ricer, I have just tried it, it seems to work better.  Thank you for your help x